Definition of par excellence adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


par excellence

BrE BrE//ˌpɑːr ˈeksəlɑːns//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌpɑːr ˌeksəˈlɑːns//
(from French)
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(only used after the noun it describes) better than all the others of the same kind; a very good example of something She turned out to be an organizer par excellence. Word OriginFrench, literally ‘by excellence’.

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